Grouse Cycle

Discussion in 'Small Game Hunting' started by bonasa umbellus, Dec 5, 2002.

  1. <font color="red"><font size="4"><font face="Comic Sans MS">Just wondering if the GROUSE CYCLE is up or down this year. I have only been out once this year and flushed eight birds in four hours with two reflushes. Is anyone else seeing alot of birds??? Thanks </font id="Comic Sans MS"></font id="size4"></font id="red">
     
  2. grousegunner

    grousegunner 6 pointer

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    I've been 3 trips & jumped 7 birds with one in the bag. I'm not seeing neer the birds I did last year. to much rain this past spring.
     
  3. Pointer

    Pointer Fawn

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    I hunted the Friday after Thanksgiving in Owsley county, move 5 birds and killed three. Hunted on Saturday in Menifee county, moved 5 birds and killed one. I'm seeing more birds than normal.
     
  4. Birdman

    Birdman Cyber-Hunter

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    In this area the birds had the best hatch in 6 years. The study on Yatesville lake showed the same results. Birds are up high, this cold spell and the lack of mash this year will drive the birds down in the hollows.

    GOOD HUNTING TO ALL
     
  5. GSP

    GSP 14 Pointer Staff Member

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    You guys finding any grouse????
     
  6. Birdman

    Birdman Cyber-Hunter

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    Took two yesterday, flushed one more. We took 11 in from the two day hunt. Rolly and Ron Dampier hunted along with Claude Jacobs, they failed to score. Jerry Holbrooks and Wesley Watson won the hunt with four birds. You and these other grouse hunters should get in on this. Our next club hunt will be in two weeks, if your interested give me a call.
     
  7. GSP

    GSP 14 Pointer Staff Member

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    I'll call you this weekend
     
  8. Highbow

    Highbow Cyber-Hunter

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    GSP, show em what those big spotted hounds can do.
     
  9. handgunner

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    Didn't get any birds, but had a great time. Ron
     
  10. GSP

    GSP 14 Pointer Staff Member

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    Glad you had a good time there Handgunner, sorry you didn't have any dogs to hunt over. You can tell him I said that too![:D]
     
  11. Birdman

    Birdman Cyber-Hunter

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    You bring those things up here and we'll see about that.[B)][:(!][:D]
     
  12. GSP

    GSP 14 Pointer Staff Member

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    I know who's dogs he hunted behind.
     
  13. Birdman

    Birdman Cyber-Hunter

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    I forgot the smily face sorry about that. Are you coming up for our next hunt?

    We're trying to develop a means, so people can hunt in different areas of the state with out having to drive to Paintsville for check in. Got any ideals. You know that trust thing only goes so far, and first place is nothing, bragging rights.
     
  14. GSP

    GSP 14 Pointer Staff Member

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    I'll give you a call this weekend. I'm in Tenn now. I hunted my a$$ off Saturday and didn't move a bird. Hunted 5 farms in Morgan county where I have always moved birds.
    Rolly is trying to buy him self a GOOD dog right now. I'll keep you posted on it.
     
  15. Birdman

    Birdman Cyber-Hunter

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    I've got three in lot.
     

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